Sedition out to stir up a few in Gilgai Stakes

Brad Waters - Thursday October 5

Silent Sedition faces her toughest first-up assignment but Caulfield trainer Andrew Noblet says he has the Group I winner ready to threaten in Saturday's Group II Gilgai Stakes (1200m) at Flemington.

Silent Sedition will tackle the Gilgai Stakes first-up at Flemington. Photo: Darryl Sherer

Silent Sedition joined the top echelon of racehorses with her win in the Group I William Reid Stakes (1200m) at Moonee Valley in March and Noblet has a Group I target in mind for the five-year-old later in the spring.

The daughter of War Pass has not missed a place in four first-up runs but Noblet said Silent Sedition is more advanced than in other campaigns because of the quality of races she will contest during the spring.

"Even though she normally takes a run to get sorted out, she's probably more forward this time in first-up," Noblet said.

"Last time first-up, she was in a bit lesser race but it looks to be a good race for her on Saturday."

"She'll start there and run a fortnight later in the Tristarc all things going well and then she'll to the Myer Classic (on Victoria Derby day).

Noblet said Silent Sedition completed her preparation for her return to race with a gallop with smart stablemate Super Cash at Caulfield on Tuesday.

"She worked on the steeple grass and went five furlongs (1000m) and ran home her last three (furlongs – 600m) with Super Cash and went well so I'm happy there," Noblet said.

"I've been really happy with her. She looks super.

"She doesn't get in too badly at the weights and being a mare helps out. She'll run a good race fresh."

Sportsbet agrees with Noblet's assessment of Silent Sedition's chances, installing her as a $4.20 second favourite behind the Sydney sprinter Spieth, who has firmed from $2.70 to $2.60.

Craig Williams rode Silent Sedition at her last run when she finished fourth in the Group I Queen Of The Turf (1600m) at Randwick during The Championships but Katelyn Mallyon will be aboard in the Gilgai Stakes.

Mallyon steered Silent Sedition to her William Reid Stakes win and Noblet said she has done most of the work on the winner of six of 17 starts.

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